Fettuccine alfredo is a quick, cheap, and easy dinner option for the college student on the go. An addition of sliced chicken strips and alfredo sauce to standard pasta creates the masterpiece of fettuccine alfredo. Garlic bread spices up this meal nicely, adding robust flavor to an overall cheesy and creamy dish.
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons cream cheese (should be room temperature when prep starts)
1 pint heavy cream or whipping cream
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, preferably fresh
1 lb fettuccine pasta
Salt and pepper to taste
For the fettuccine, cook according to directions on the box. While the pasta cooks, the sauce can be made.
For the sauce, preheat a medium saucepan to melt the butter. Once the butter melts, add cream cheese and stir until smooth. Once the mixture softens and smooths, add the heavy cream slowly. Add the garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Keep the sauce at a simmer and let cook for 15-20 minutes. Once complete, remove the sauce from heat,add the Parmesan cheese and stir until smooth. Serve over hot fettuccine pasta and enjoy with some garlic-rubbed toasted bread.